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print - Lady Back

Lady Back

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    2006 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Harasymowicz, Slawa (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screenprint on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LP, shelf 30

Slawa Harasymowicz (born Krakow, Poland) graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, with an MA in Visual Communication and Design. In 2005 she won the student award in the V&A Illustration Awards. Her work makes use of found images, family photographs and her own photographs, which she reworks as drawings, and then translates again as screenprints. Archetypes - the strongman, the uniformed military figure - are imbued with elements of personal narrative which nevertheless remain obscure or oblique. The prints are often altered by hand, and are invariably printed in different colours so that an 'edition' will be made up of a series of 'unique multiples'. They have the graphic economy and impact of posters, and she has acknowledged the inspiration of 1950s Polish poster art.

Physical description

Back view of female figure with arms raised.

Place of Origin

London (made)


2006 (made)


Harasymowicz, Slawa (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Screenprint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

11/15/VE Slawa Harasymowicz Lady Back 2006
Edition number; signature; title; date. All in pencil.


Height: 60.3 cm, Width: 60.1 cm

Descriptive line

Screenprint, 'Lady Back', Slawa Harasymowicz, 2006.





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